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MBTA: Weekend Framingham/Worcester Trains Replaced by Buses September 16-17 & 23-24 Posted on Sep 5

MBTA: Weekend Framingham/Worcester Trains Replaced by Buses September 16-17 & 23-24

As the MBTA, with support from Keolis Commuter Services, makes infrastructure improvements to the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line, necessary construction work will mean that weekend train service between Wellesley Farms and South Station will be replaced with bus shuttles beginning Saturday, September 16, and continuing   …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Framingham/Worcester Trains Replaced by Buses September 16-17 & 23-24

MBTA Issues Annual Report on Flexible Contracting Authority Posted on Sep 1

MBTA Issues Annual Report on Flexible Contracting Authority

As required by statute, the MBTA has filed its annual report to the legislature regarding the waiver from Provisions of Sections 52-55 of Chapter 7 of Massachusetts General Laws for the use of flexible contracting, commonly known as the Pacheco Law. The bipartisan waiver granted   …Continue Reading MBTA Issues Annual Report on Flexible Contracting Authority

Labor Day Travel Advisory Posted on Aug 30

Labor Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT encourages Labor Day travelers to make informed decisions, utilize all the available technology tools including www.mass511.com, and use public transportation if possible to reach destinations. “We advise everyone who will be traveling during the Labor Day weekend to plan ahead, check traffic conditions before   …Continue Reading Labor Day Travel Advisory

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal and Local Officials Celebrate Ruggles Station Project Groundbreaking Posted on Aug 22

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal and Local Officials Celebrate Ruggles Station Project Groundbreaking

Governor Charlie Baker and Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined state and local transit officials, federal and state elected leaders, and community partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of a $38.5 million improvement project to the MBTA’s Ruggles Orange Line and Commuter Rail Station.    …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, Federal and Local Officials Celebrate Ruggles Station Project Groundbreaking

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Framingham Commuter Rail Lot Ribbon Cutting Posted on Aug 17

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Framingham Commuter Rail Lot Ribbon Cutting

The Baker-Polito Administration along with state and regional transit officials today celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Framingham Commuter Rail Station Parking Lot. Management of Framingham Commuter Rail Station, including the station’s parking areas, was transferred to the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) in a   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Framingham Commuter Rail Lot Ribbon Cutting

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge: Bridges Open, MBTA Green Line Resumes Posted on Aug 16

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge: Bridges Open, MBTA Green Line Resumes

MassDOT has announced that the current phase of major work on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge finished during the overnight hours. As of 5:00 AM on Wednesday, August 16: Commonwealth Avenue between Packard’s Corner and Kenmore Square will reopen to through vehicular traffic. Boston University (BU) Bridge will   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge: Bridges Open, MBTA Green Line Resumes

MBTA: New General Manager/CEO Named Posted on Aug 15

MBTA: New General Manager/CEO Named

Luis Manuel Ramírez, whose three-decade business career has included successful turnarounds with divisions of some of the nation’s biggest corporations, will be the next General Manager/CEO of the MBTA, Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack announced today. Ramírez, 50, who most recently has run his own   …Continue Reading MBTA: New General Manager/CEO Named

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Monday, August 14th Posted on Aug 14

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Monday, August 14th

MassDOT is announcing that initial paving operations are underway at the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge area and the MBTA is continuing with track and catenary wiring work in anticipation of testing the Green Line power in the area of the bridge overnight tonight. Meanwhile, weather permitting,   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Monday, August 14th

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Sunday, August 13th Posted on Aug 13

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Sunday, August 13th

MassDOT is continuing to remind members of the public that weather permitting, trolley service on the MBTA’s Green Line B Branch near the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and access for private vehicles to the Commonwealth Avenue and Boston University Bridges is anticipated to resume by the   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Sunday, August 13th

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Update, August 12th Posted on Aug 12

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Update, August 12th

MassDOT has announced that work continues 24/7 on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge eastbound deck and MBTA Green Line B Line tracks and it is anticipated that, weather permitting, trolleys and private motor vehicles will be able to use the area of the bridge by the   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Update, August 12th